Coins and Australia - 1831 - Convict love tokens

Convict Love Token - 1831 - William Tugby

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Token engraved with a border of stippled text:

FRIENDS x I x HAVE x FOR x ME x TO x MOURN xIN

In the centre are seven lines of stippled text, with two flowers engraved below:

GREIF
TO x BE x AB
SORBED x SINCE
LIBERTY x IS x
FROM x ME x TORN
AND x NOW x I x AM
TRANSPORTED

Front

Token engraved with a border of stippled text:

WILLIAM X  TUGBY x DEAR x WIFE X

In the centre are six lines of stippled text:

WEN
THIS . YOU
SEE x YOU
THINK x
ON ME
1831

Diameter

36.0 mm

Copyright: National Museum of Australia

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